We interrupt this knit-

For a quick try-on, now that the yoke is complete!

And we appear to be on-track! woot!

While I was at it I thought I should probably do a quick blocking of the yoke to yet a true sense of the gauge in the colorwork. That way I can see if I need to change needles to keep things consistent in the rest of the body and arms, as those will be plain stockinette stitch in Dottie’s silvery gray.

After a nice relaxing soak, sweater is basking in the late summer (officially Fall now, I know, but it’s in the low 80’s here today) sun.

Hopefully it will dry quickly and I can get it right back on the needles without losing my momentum!

And in garden news- the pears are in! Our funny ancient little pear tree really outdid itself this year, and we’ve been working hard to get as much processed as possible before they start going to mush. Such a short window with pears!

The Man just made that pear cake this afternoon, and the whole house smells amazing. πŸ™‚

And I’m pleased to report that Survivor Chig is out of her bandages, and on the verge of going back to the pasture.

Here she is hiding in the rhody forest, trying to avoid being fussed with

She’s not thrilled about the chicken saddle (the model with shoulder protectors) I’ve got on her right now, as it’s got an elastic strap that goes around her neck. I might have to change it out for a less restrictive model before she goes back to the pasture gang. But I’m really relieved that she’s healed so well. Here’s hoping she transitions back without incident.


  1. Donna

    I agree that the sweater is amazing. I can’t wait to see it finished. Happy your chicken is recovering and that you have plenty of pears. Ours were a disappointment this year.


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